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Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Mandalay, Burma.

Burmese archbishop remains under house arrest; 'We are all praying,' priest says

Apr 9, 2022

By CNA Staff

Residents of downtown Mandalay remain on edge as a military occupation of the Catholic archdiocesan compound continues for a second... Read more

Sacred Heart Cathedral in Mandalay, Burma.

Burmese soldiers invade Catholic cathedral, detain archbishop

Apr 8, 2022

By CNA Staff

Approximately 40 Burmese soldiers forcibly took control of a Catholic cathedral in Mandalay on Friday and detained an archbishop and... Read more

Cardinal Charles Maung Bo, pictured on May 12, 2016.

Ukraine conflict: Cardinal Bo fears ‘nightmare scenario’ of ‘global nuclear holocaust’

Mar 4, 2022

By CNA Staff

The Burmese Church leader said the world was on ‘the threshold of self-annihilation.’ Read more

Cardinal Charles Maung Bo in London, England, on May 12, 2016. Credit: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk.

Cardinal Bo: Myanmar has endured an ‘extended Way of the Cross’

Feb 1, 2022

By Courtney Mares

“The whole of Myanmar is a war zone,” Cardinal Bo said. Read more

Sr. Ann Rose Nu Tawng begs police not to shoot protesters during Myanmar unrest.

Catholic charity calls for day of prayer for Myanmar on coup anniversary

Jan 28, 2022

By CNA Staff

Armed forces seized power on Feb. 1, 2021. Read more

A Catholic cathedral in the Diocese of Phekhone in Burma’s Shan state

Catholic cathedral hit by artillery shelling in Burma

Nov 11, 2021

By Jose Torres, Jr.

A Catholic cathedral in the Diocese of Phekhone in Burma’s Shan state was among several structures that were reportedly hit... Read more

Pope Francis gives his Angelus address on Oct. 3, 2021.

Pope Francis: Greatness is not found in self-sufficiency but in trust in the Lord

Oct 3, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis said that recognizing one’s own frailty allows for the possibility to discover that true strength comes from placing... Read more

Burmese Christian pastor Cung Biak Hum.

Human rights activist: Myanmar’s Christians are suffering amid crackdown

Sep 28, 2021

By CNA Staff

The military reportedly killed a Baptist pastor on Sept. 18. Read more

Cardinal Charles Bo of Myanmar

Cardinal Bo: Called to be a voice for human rights in Myanmar

Sep 9, 2021

By Katie Yoder

Cardinal Charles Bo said that one of the “fruits of the culture” in Asia, particularly in Myanmar, is that citizens... Read more

Burmese Cardinal Charles Maung Bo speaks at the International Eucharistic Congress in Budapest, Hungary, Sept. 8, 2021.

Burma’s Cardinal Bo: Jesus waits patiently for us in the Eucharist

Sep 8, 2021

By Courtney Mares

He called the COVID-19 pandemic the ‘irritating teacher of patience.’ Read more

St. Mary's Cathedral in Yangon.

Burmese bishops launch interreligious prayer effort amid Covid surge

Aug 3, 2021

By Jose Torres, Jr.

The Catholic bishops of Burma on Monday launched a national prayer campaign as coronavirus cases in the country continue to... Read more

Cardinal Charles Maung Bo of Yangon.

Burma’s Cardinal Bo calls for ‘war’ against coronavirus as cases continue to surge

Jul 19, 2021

By Jose Torres, Jr.

Cardinal Charles Maung Bo of Burma’s Archdiocese of Yangon called for a unity to fight the spread of the coronavirus... Read more

Cardinal Charles Maung Bo of Yangon, Myanmar

Myanmar’s Cardinal Bo reiterates call for end to violence as thousands flee homes  

Jun 28, 2021

By Jose Torres, Jr.

Cardinal Charles Maung Bo of Yangon in Myanmar appealed for an end to violence on Sunday as thousands of civilians... Read more

Teachers protest in Hpa-An, the capital of Karen State, Burma, on Feb. 9, 2021. Credit: Ninjastrikers (CC BY-SA 4.0).

Catholic missionary priest: ‘This is the hour of confession of faith’ for Church in Myanmar

Jun 23, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Burmese protesters are facing a “nightmare of repression and violence,” the priest said. Read more

The flag of Burma (Myanmar).

Myanmar military arrest Catholic priest amid crackdown

Jun 18, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Fr. Michael Aung Ling was accused of providing food to a civil resistance group. Read more

The flag of Burma (Myanmar).

Four killed as Myanmar army artillery shell hits Catholic church

May 25, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

Vatican News reported that all those killed and injured were Catholics. Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass for Burmese Catholics in St. Peter’s Basilica, May 16, 2021.

‘Do not lose hope’: Pope Francis offers Mass for Myanmar’s Catholics in St. Peter’s Basilica

May 16, 2021

The pope urged Burmese Catholics not to fall into despair following a military coup on Feb. 1. Read more

Sr. Ann Rose Nu Tawng begs police not to shoot protesters during Myanmar unrest

Myanmar Catholic nun says Eucharistic adoration gave her strength to kneel before police

May 13, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The image of Sr. Ann Rose Nu Tawng begging police not to attack protesters went viral. Read more

Pope Francis to preside at Mass for Rome’s Burmese community

May 3, 2021

By CNA Staff

The pope will celebrate Mass for Burmese Catholics in St. Peter’s Basilica on Sunday, May 16. Read more

Charles Maung Bo pictured during a visit to Rome in 2017.

Cardinal Bo: 'We need the light of God’s mercy in Myanmar'

Apr 13, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Cardinal Charles Maung Bo has urged Catholics in Burma to share God’s mercy amid the suffering caused by the military... Read more